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to recommend new laws and executive orders. mr. obama pointed to assault rifles like the one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. >> reporter: after congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theater the president offered up words but little else
, then drove to the school. investigators say the 20-year- old had hundreds of unused bullets on him and used a high- powered rifle to shoot all the victims in one hallway and two classrooms. >> to pick on six and seven- year-olds is just -- it's beyond horrific. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the massacre may have gone on longer but lanza it shot himself in the head with one of his handguns when he heard police coming. >> reporter: for family members, one of the hardest parts is yet to come. funerals and services for some of the victims begin tomorrow. >> i read about one mom who lives in the newtown area. her children attend a different school but she said it feels like people need to get back to normal. so what happens tomorrow in the community? >> reporter: well, school for the children that went to sandy hook will begin, they hope on wednesday, but at another school, it at a place that would be a temporary campus, perhaps, because authorities aren't even sure if they will ever have those kids return to that school. but you can imagine for some people they're not sure if they would wa
in america. it is now the grief-stricken home of the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. 28 people are dead, including the shooter. late today, connecticut's chief medical examiner, wayne carver, reported that the autopsies on all the children are now complete. all 20 of them were shot more than once by 20-year-old adam lanza. police have also released the names of those killed, eight boys, 12 girls, between the ages of 6 and 7. all were first graders. six adults at the school were also murdered, and investigators say they now have some very good evidence explaining what wasde . we have a team of cbs news correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. we begin with margaret brennan here in newtown. >> reporter: gflg, jim. and the bodies of those 12 girls, eight boys, and six adult women killed right here in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and jesse lewis. tomorrow, the medical examiner will conduct autopsies on adam lanza and his mother. and the fa
. lanza had used one of the handguns to take his own life. a.t.f. officials now tell us >> pelley: bob, you mentioned there was a fourth gun. do the investigators have a theory on what he intended to do with that? >> that fourth gun was a shotgun capable of carrying a large drum of ammunition. lanza left it behind in the car's truck. police say they're not sure what he intended to do it with but it suggests maybe he was thinking of a broader attack. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. we asked correspondent seth doane to talk to people who could paint a broader picture of adam lanza. >> reporter: what kind of kid was adam lanza as a classmate. >> just quiet. >> reporter: this girl remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable, on the other, that's not how i remember him. i remember him as the nice kid that i sat near in class and, you know, we joked, he'd laugh, that kind of thing. >> reporter: it was the spring of 2009 and the two were enrolled at western connecticut state university while lanza was still in high school. >> we were all hanging out,
for something like this? it's just beyond anyone's expectations. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everyone's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practic
. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to mat
to a suspect in the attempted shooting of a u.s. marine. live from cupertino, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> not far away but completely unrelated a cupertino preschool was locked down while police searched for a wanted man. the lockdown at good samaritan preschool on homestead road was just a precaution and kids were never in danger. police are saying little about the suspect except he is wanted for a crime committed in neighboring sunnyvale. ed. >>> in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, president obama is demanding immediate and specific strategies to curb gun violence. and he is promising that this time washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, m
. thank you for joining us this morning. i'm anne makovec. >> and i'm phil matier. new details, but still a lot of questions about that mass shooting in connecticut. meanwhile, people are leaving behind candles and toys for the victims. >> that, as a shattered community is trying to deal with the horrific reality. funeral preparations are now under way for the 27 victims, 20 of whom are are children. a memorial service is being held today. >> president obama is flying to newtown for today's memorial service. >> and cbs reporter erica ferrari is in newtown now to bring us the latest. good morning, erica. >> reporter: good morning. police have released the names and ages of the victims, but they haven't given any kind of a motive for what they think might have triggered this attack, this as families prepare to bury the dead. people filed into churches around newtown, connecticut to pray for victims of friday's shooting, as this community grievous, families in this small town now planning funerals for their children. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. she -- >>
if not for us, let's make it safer for our kids. >> we heard from the national rifle association today for the first time sinc the shooting. they said out of respect for the families and a matter of common decency we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault
because of her that our son is with us today. >> reporter: school officials say the surviving students won't have to return to the sandy hook elementary school building anytime soon. they will attend classes at another location. as the grieving continues, efforts are under way to resalvage some semblance of normalcy. we have seen moving vans down this road transferring materials from sandy hook elementary school to the new location where the children will eventually be going back to school. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> randall, i wanted to ask you in the aftermath of this one of the things that's come up is gun control and the suggestion that maybe we need to take meaningful measures. with respect to that, do you hear much of that from the parents of these children or from the people in the community? is that something that they seem to be advocating? >> reporter: two points. first of all, newtown is a community that has two shooting ranges here, shooting is very popular, gun ownership is something that a lot of people want to maintain. what
one that made the gun used in newtown, connecticut. and this has led to a series of political maneuvers. in an open letter to the president today, eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why i think you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups line the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere the
school? why did he use such violence to kill the children? they are hoping to find some answers when they get a chance to talk to two of the staff members who survived the shooting. live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >>> randall, have investigators learned anything as to how adam lanza gained access to these high powered ammunition? >> reporter: we know that his mother obtained those weapons legally. they were applied for. she had to fill out a lot of paperwork to get them. we don't know whether she kept locked. we don't know whether he had permission to use them whenever he wanted to. we know she took him with her to shooting ranges several times over the course of the past several years. today we learned from investigators that both adam lanza and his mother had made visits to multiple gun ranges. so obviously, he was familiar with weapons with his mother's permission. whether he had access to those firearms, we can't say at this time. >> randall pinkston in newtown, connecticut, thank you. >>> schools throughout the bay area are reviewing their securi
this morning, who joins us now. good evening, elaine. >> reporter: good evening to you, jim. well, police chief michael kehoe and captain joe rios arrived at sandy hook elementary within minutes of the call. >> we needed to break into the school to get in because the back doors are secured. >> reporter: how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet, and the halls were empty. chief kehoe searched sandy hook elementary room by room. >> with the rooms locked, that means the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children from danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic observation on all parts because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> reporter: when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> reporter: did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> reporter: as a first responder, how do
is down to nothing. >> they can't fly us out of here until monday. >> it's really wet and heavy. >> a monster winter storm plows through the midwest. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled. >> and the timing couldn't be worse. today is going to be the busiest travel day of the holiday season. we're like please don't cancel our flights. >> tens of thousands without power. >> winter weather advisories in 12 states from the midwest to the northeast. >> i hope this stops soon. >>> republicans plan b to solve the fiscal cliff hanger the go an f. >> house speaker john boehner revealed the gop could not rally enough support within the party. >> have a merry christmas. >>> agents call one of the two inmates who escaped from the metropolitan correctional center in chicago on tuesday. [ bell toll ] >>> a moment of silence to mark one week since the mass shooting in newtown. has this rocked your faith in god? >> absolutely not but it's done something about my faith in human beings. >>> in exchange for $1 users can message people they don't know. the story got a lot
, and we are thinking about you here a lot, all of us, even though we're -- thinking about you here a lot, all of us, even though we're -- [ applause ] captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." students are going back to school today in newtown, connecticut, except for the boys and girls of sandy hook elementary. their new school in a nearby town is not ready yet. >> investigators are still trying to figure out what led to this massacre. jeff glor is in newtown, connecticut, where two young victims were laid to rest on monday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: nor agood morning to you. we are one week away from christm christmas. here in connecticut, it will be a week full of funerals for the victims of friday's shooting. in connecticut on monday, the first two funerals were held for the victims of friday's shooting. 6-year-old noah pozner and 6-year-old jack pinto. the state's governor and lieutenant governor each attended one of the services. >> you try to feel their pain but you can't. you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate, knowing that they'll be i
and where they should be held. to get the latest, cbs news reporter erica ferrari joins us live from newtown, connecticut, with the latest on president obama's appearance. erica. >> reporter: behind closed doors, the president reportedly told the governor of connecticut that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every c
in newtown to bring us the latest. good morningicca. >> reporter: good morning. police have re-- good morning, erica. >> reporter: good morning. the police released the name and ages but have not given a motive that made adam lanza carry out an awful attack. the families have begin the difficult task of burying the dead. people filed into churches around newtown, connecticut, to pray for the victims of friday's shooting as this community grieves. families in the small town are planning funerals for their children. >> she was a type of children that could light up the room. robe parker's daughter emily was one of the 20 young children killed in friday's shooting. >> she's an incredible person i am so blessed to be her dead. -- dad. >> they died when 20-year-old adam lanza forced his way in and started firing. president obama will travel to newtown to attend a themmor -- memorial service and visit with the victim's families, as investigators try to figure out why they were killed. people who knew him describe him as odd and he shot and killed his mother at home and then drove to the elementary
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> holiday weekend is upon us. and the rain about to come back with a vengeance. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm juliette goodrich. let's get right to it with chief meteorologist paul deanno. paul? >> things are getting much more active. lots of rainfall. lets get right to cbs 5 hi-def doppler which is showing you some pretty steady rainfall moving right toward the san francisco peninsula, there we go. about ten minutes away from invading the city. daly city, you're included in that. vacaville, fairfield, all the way up toward sacramento. look at this wide shot here. thunderstorms, so a couple hours to our north and west. that's the next wave of heavy rainfall that will move through. the rain, how about half a foot of new rain? more than two inches for santa rosa. it trails off when you get into the south bay but there's lots more coming over the weekend. snowfall in which one day, only one, will be mainly dry over the next week. coming up soon. >> paul. thanks for that. >>> the storm made a mess all ove
often in prayer. father, i ask that you be with us tonight, lord. >> reporter: about 70 people attended a candlelight vigil at the south valley community church to pray, mourn, and heal. >> this christmas we ask you to heal us, to help us, to be born anew in us, and to be with those surviving students. >> reporter: the victims names were read aloud. a candle lit up for each one of them. they photos, all 26 flashed on screen. the vigil was as much for the victims as it was for the local community. >> the question is are we preparing ourselves for when it comes? are we preparing ourselves so that we're able to feel this in a proactive way. so that on the outcome we are stronger on the other end. >> reporter: as the pastor said, one way to deal with anger, fear, and anxiousness from a tragedy is with hope. in gilroy, cbs 5. >>> investigators looking into the school shootings are questioning two school staff members who were injured, but survived. they are also piecing together a timeline of how the tragedy unfolded. cbs reporter has that part of the story. >> reporter: 20-year-old adam lan
cents more next year and $1.36 in 2014 money that will be used to prevent future disasters adding insult to injury for current victims. >> they are picking up as though nothing happened and business as usual. [ crying ] >> i'm very sorry. i'm just really emotional. >> reporter: the puc commissioners say they were trying to strike a balance between punishing pg&e for past mistakes and encouraging the company to invest in safety. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, cbs 5. >>> lawmakers are getting down to business on gun control in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. the gun violence task force headed by vice president joe biden met today for the first time to look for ways to prevent tragedies like the one in newtown. they will be look at firearms restrictions increasing mental health resources and the media's role in guns and violence. the president wants concrete proposals in time for his state of the union address next month. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and we will act in a way that is designed even if he says we could only s
the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from windows and doors. the shooting was apparently contained to two rooms. a day of unimaginable horror here. >> the gym teachers directed us to stay against the wall and everybody started kind of panicking. >> most of the lights were off and the teacher had -- my teacher mrs. sullivan had to close the blinds and she had to -- close the blind, shut off the lights and get a black piece of paper and stick i
and faculty. terrell? >> all right. marlie hall in newtown for us this morning. marl marley, thank you so much. >>> david keene, president of the national rifle association, will be bob schieffer's guest on this sunday's "face the nation." >>> one of the two bank robbers who escaped from a chicago high-rise jail has been captured. the fbi says joseph banks was captured late yesterday in chicago. bavgs and kenneth conley made a daring escape tuesday, making a hole in the wall and used knotted bed sheets to scale 20 stories. conley remains at large. >>> we'll take a quick break. when we come back, doomsday scenario. depending on your interpretation, the mayans predicted the end of the world today. we'll check in on them. i hope they have a party. that's when we come back on the "morning news." round your sympt, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief,
compared to the magazine that a criminal may use. >> reporter: but even on this point, the size of a clip, the debate is expected to be intense. >> ha. [ laughter ] >> the argument against that is that it is a diminution of freedom of firearms owners to make their own choices. >> reporter: but in day-to-day crime isn't it the handgun that's still the most commonly useed. >> that's correct. >> maybe. >> reporter: but as the professor notes on handguns the nation is divided. >> on the one hand, the handgun is the predominant weapon of abuse in the united states. but millions and millions of households also use them for self-defense. >> reporter: and that is one of the key issues. now, it's interesting, the rest of the nation is going to debate whether to follow california's example both on the clip size and on the amanda assault rifles. but as this debate goes on, gun stores are reporting record sales. >> there's been a lot of misinformation, including from the media. i'm glad we are doing the stories so people know the difference. >> no matter what you call them, the real question comes do
with him. i like to think this can be a real moment for us. >> reporter: we would expect people would come together to do something. we see this after all the events we follow in this country when people are shot in schools. reporting live in san francisco, don knapp, cbs 5. >>> even before we know the toll at sandy hook the shooting took its place on the roster of american mass shootings. columbine, virginia tech aurora. and for every one of those incidents, there are survivors and leaders who still cope with the aftermath and news of the latest tragedy. >> not again. just sick to my stomach and just takes me back to what we felt on april 12, 1999. it's emotionally anyone that was alive during that time or especially columbine just takes us back to that horrific day that we had. >> it really hurts when babies die. and i really hope that this shooting is the turning point. we have the power to prevent violence. we have learned how to accept each other, live with one another. we have to get back to the basics of being human beings. this one just really, really, really hurts. >> i can't put
. thanks for joining us. >> we got a lot of news to cover in the next hour. we will talk with san francisco police chief breaks are about gun control. >> we have a representative from the oakland buyback. we will find out what kind of impact events like that path. we are also talking a little later about tvs that watch you. >> the whole issue of privacy. first, let's get to the news that affects everybody in the bay area. heavy rain, wind, and thunderstorms. rain keeps on falling. it's not over. a roof collapse at a san francisco gas station after a tree toppled over onto the overhang causing that collapse. luckily, nobody was hurt. we turn now to elizabeth lingered telling him that the weather desk this morning with what we can expect. it's really coming down. >> it really is. all that yellow and green. pretty much rain falling across the bay area. anywhere from one to 2 inches by the time the storm lets up. we will zoom in for the north bay. that is where the storm is falling hardest. you see that big band of yellow over portions of 101. falling pretty hard in pendulum as well. checking t
: good morning, charlie and norah. top white house official told us the lines of communication remain open between president obama and house speaker john boehner but no one is using them. the president spoke yesterday about the contours of a grand bargain and said on a budget deal, america is tantalizingly close to victory. >> i'm going to reach out to all the leaders involved over the next couple of days and find out what is it that's holding this thing up. >> reporter: mr. obama said he trusts boehner and understands many republicans don't like dealing with him. just this once the president said, get over it. >> they've got to take me out of it and think about their voters. >> reporter: while the president was chatty boehner devoted only 52 seconds to the still emerging gop strategy of voting to increase income taxes on households earning $1 million or more. >> the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american, and then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be r
this high pressure system sitting here across the bay area. it's going to bring us sunshine and then rain returns tomorrow evening. so coming up, we'll get a check of your seven-day forecast. in the meantime it's going to be all about these cold temperatures today. kate is live in san anselmo. >> reporter: is it cold out there? >> yes. i can see my breath. you can see these cars have frost all over them. we are about a week away from the official start to winter but the weather is kick- starting things early. according to the national weather service, there is a cold front moving through the bay area. some of last night's overnight temperatures were the coldest we have had since january. temperatures in the north bay are expected to reach the freezing point or below and last night, people were bundled up in the east bay where it reached 39 degrees in pleasanton. >> we have layers on most of the kids i think three layers on both of them. we're good to . >> reporter: soon you will need a rain jacket. the rain is coming back. that makes state water managers happy. since july 132 more rain th
for us this morning. thank you so much. >>> friday's shooting has touched off a national debate on gun control. before last night's vigil, senator joe lieberman said military assault-type weapons such as used at sandy hook should be banned. and during his remarks last night president obama signaling he is ready to take action. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. the president said the nation is failing to keep its children safe, and he promised to use the power of his office to prevent future tragedies, saying we can't accept events like these as routine. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: the president never mentioned any specific steps he is willing to take, but his speech in newtown, connecticut, signaling he may be willing to tackle the issue of gun control. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: some congressional democrats say friday's
, in fact, could be the last day on earth. at least for those of us two aren't in an underground bunker somewhere. what better way to end it by looking at some of our favorite end of the world movies. i'm going way back to the lesser known file, 1998, "deep impact." the premise is nothing spectacular here. there's a meteor on a collision course with earth, everybody is freaking out. when it does actually hit and do extraordinary damage, really great special effects in that. at least for that time. it was about people pondering their future and dreams with this incredible event about to impact earth. take a listen. >> we honor them with every brick we lay, with every field we sow, with every child we comfort and then rejoice in what we have been re-given. our planet. our home. >> and in the background, you see the burned out white house. which is pretty dramatic. that's one of my favorites. and you have two that you like. >> i couldn't decide which was my favorite, so i picked two. first up "independence day" with will smith. 1996 it came out and aliens come and invade the earth and blow
called san francisco police department, advised us of the situation. at which point our officers respond. they attempted to make contact during this time they believe that this person may potentially have a weapon. >> >> reporter: there are a lot of apartments here, a lot of folks living there. police got all of the people out of the immediate area of danger out of their apartments. others were asked to shelter in place. we talked with one of those people. his name is nathan. >> we kind of wanted to know what was going on. saw the police cars try to leave our apartment. there were a whole bunch of s.w.a.t. team in the hallway told us to shell nor place. and then evacwaited us about 5 minutes ago. >> reporter: we know there are hostage negotiators. there's also a s.w.a.t. team here. we know that police are not going to give up at any point soon. one of these two is going to prevail. let's hope it's the negotiators. >> we'll check in with you again. >>> there is new information about what happened in the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. police say the gunman shot 20 childr
last year. bullet buttons allow gun use forest get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button, assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says that bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman is the chair of cal guns. he does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds more than half of americans think gun laws should be more strict. 57% is the highest number we have seen in a decade. but at the same time, when asked about what happened in newtown, 66% said tougher gun laws would have done little or nothing to prevent that particular incident. and president obama appears to be concerned about the issue. he met with some of his cabinet members yesterday to discuss what can be done protect americans from mass shootings. that includes new gun control laws. it's possible the president could
about whether those rates should go up for the wealthiest individuals, all of us-- every single one of us-- agrees that tax rates shouldn't go up for the other 98% of americans. >> reporter: the president met with harry reid at the white house and spoke with house speaker john boehner. mr. obama said lawmakers need a break from fiscal cliff frustration-- much of it self- induced. >> we move forward together or we don't move forward at all so as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, i hope it gives everybody some perspective. >> reporter: the president will follow his own advice. lawmakers and return to washington if there is a deal. >> pelley: major, thank you. as you know, this debate is all about bringing the federal budget under control. if the white house and congress can't figure it out, big across- the-board budget cuts and those tax increases we mentioned kick in automatically january 1. the so-called fiscal cliff. the republican speaker of the house tried to force through his solution last night but he couldn't keep his own party in line. nan
news reporter erica ferrari joins us live from newtown with more on president obama's appearance at a public memorial and it was obviously, a very emotional sad day as he spoke yesterday. >> reporter: behind closed doors, the president told connecticut's governor that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> reporter: charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. they say 20-year-old adam
. >> the weather isn't exactly helping us. >> it's a high impact storm on the west coast, butted flooing rain and a lot of snow. >> the storm in california could bring a white christmas to parts of arkansas and oklahoma. >> will santa be able to make his deliveries this year? >> oh, absolutely. rudolph is set. >> hundreds marched on the brooklyn bridge to call on congress to do something about gun violence. >> meanwhile, the nra is refusing to back down from its call for armed officers in our nation's schools. >> is it crazy to call for putting police in our school to protect our children then call me crazy. >> another insider attack in afghanistan. an american civilian adviser was killed by an afghan policewoman. >> calls for a solution for the fiscal cliff are being put on the back burner until after christmas. >> i apologize about my voice. this may be divine intervention because we didn't deal with the fiscal cliff. >> a senator from idaho is apologizing for his dui arrest. police stopped republican mike crapo in alexandria, virginia. >> after 80 years in print, "newswe
but did not single out any individual u.s. individuals for blame. the review board was headed up by retired ambassador thomas pickering and former chairman of the joints chief of staff, admiral mike mullen. they'll discuss their findings with lawmakers today. the panel blamed systematic failures and leadership and management deficiency in two bureaus of the state department for security measures at the benghazi compound that were described as inadequate. the report concluded that while there were no specific threats of a terrorist plot, there were several incidents leading up to the september 11th attack that should have served as warning signs. investigators also praised the diplomatic security agents who responded to the attack and absolved the pentagon for any blame, saying there was not enough time for military assets to have made a difference. the board also made 29 recommendations to improve security at u.s. diplomatic missions around the world. they include increasing the number of marine guards at each post, relying less on local security forces, and hiring more highly tr
a law to prohibit gun sales or require a conditional use permit. critics say they were not given enough notice about a gun store and some argue why buy guns in the first place? >> i can't understand why -- why anyone would use an assault weapon or why you would even have it. you don't use it for anything but to shoot people. >> i think it's safer because you have two policemen over there working and everything like that and we're more well protected now than we were before. >> i'm not negative about the guns. i would be more nervous there was a liquor store or a 7- eleven across the street or a jewelry store that gets robbed all the time. >> reporter: we spoke to the business owner across the street who says he is okay and is not concerned about safety. supporters for the sporting goods store say this is a much- needed local business. now, the los gatos town council will take up the issue of conditional use permits in february. in los gatos, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> sentencing for the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza has bee
francisco police department, advised us of the situation, at which point our officers responded. they attempted to make contact, during which time they believe that this person may have potentially had a weapon. >> reporter: police evacuated those who lived closest to the danger. and because there was concern the suspect may have a firearm, tactical units were called in. the incident started around 6:30 this morning with neighbors reports they heard screaming and yelling. one of those who heard the disturbance was resident nathan braun. >> there were a whole bunch of swat team in the hallway. they had a shelter in place and evacuated us about five minutes ago. >> reporter: sometime around 10 p.m., the suspect surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody. he is being interviewed by police. the woman who was with him was released unharmed. no shots were fired. investigators will stay on the scene, process it as a crime scene, and continue looking for a handgun. now, the suspect's troubles are not over. but the important thing is, he did not get shot and neither did anyone els
congress about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but had to cancel because of her health issues. clinton was already scheduled to step down as secretary of state next month. president obama has nominated john kerry to be her replacement. >> marlie hall in new york this morning. >>> also today is the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hope of reaching a wide-ranging deal in automatic spending increases and tax cuts is all but gone. spending would be reduced and cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economies have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal, one that might spare millions of americans from paying her taxes. danielle nottingham reporting now from washington. >> lawmakers are still working on it. >> i want everyo one to know i' willing to get this done but i need dance partner. >> the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. pr
at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >> he said he wouldn't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: for the people of newtown, the grieving continues. more funerals will be held today when james mattioli and jessica rico also laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah posner and jack pinto w
. michelle miller brings us up to speed. >> reporter: a half-foot of snow caused whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday travelers. >> certainly, those roads are slick. if you don't have to get out, please don't get out. >> reporter: the storm system caused heavy snow in the midwest, brought heavy rains and wind to the south, and shrouded the city of atlanta in fog. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado threat in the south all the wa
basketball fans from going to last night's game at creighton university in omaha. >> for those of us who are the adventurous type, the creighton game was a perfect out, to get out and go messing around a little bit instead of sitting in the house. it's -- we need the moisture. i'll take all the snow we can get right now. >> good luck getting home. the weather is also expected to cause airport delays. several airlines have waived the fees they usually charge to change flights. >> the know dropped more than a foot of snow in the pacific northwest in the snoqualmie pass and drivers needed chains to make their way through the mountains. there were a number of minor accidents. >>> today the house votes on john boehner's so-called plan b to avoid the fiscal cliff. it comes days before the automatic across-the-board spending cuts go into effect. he's aimed at keeping some tax rates at the current level. as well as forcing president obama to make a difficult decision. tara mergener is in washington. tara, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. well, speaker boehner has expressed confiden
. >> reporter: here with us is lieutenant silverman who is going to fill us in on what happened. >> so we had a group of four pedestrians walking on the roadway and a car came by and struck three of the four of them and they were knocked down the hill a distance of about 30 feet. >> how are they tonight, the three knocked down the hill? >> so all three of them went to the hospital. one has life-threatening injuries and the other two have less serious injuries. >> okay. now, this was a hit-and-run. anything about the suspect? >> right. so the suspect driver and car were found a couple hundred yards away by our officers within minutes of the incident. >> okay. so they before found nearby. what do we know about the suspect? how many people were in the car? is the driver going to be charged here? >> there were four people in the other car, and one of the passengers in that car was also injured. at this point, we have the driver detained and we're investigating. >> what about reports that the driver had been drinking? >> right. so that's what we're investigating at this point. >> the passenger in
the mississippi.. ke$ha's die young. you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> much of the midwest is under a blizzard warning. the storm goes from mississippi to colorado. that's where i-70 was closed for 156 miles due to high winds and reduced visibility. forecasters say wisconsin could bear the brunt of the storm this week. that state's governor has already declared a state of emergency. >> we did this well in february of 2011. learned from mistakes made in the past where they didn't have enough people positioned. so from storm crews out there county truck roads dot staff out, dnr on snowmobiles and others, we're going to be fully prepared. >> let's take some live pictures now of kansas city, missouri. you can see that the morning commuters are out on the highways already but probably taking it slow. the national weather service warns travelers in the central plains to expect hazardous conditions through today and into early tomorrow. >> that's why people from other parts of country move to california. [ laughter ] >> like i say, from denver. i name no n
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